Bill to monitor private landlords 'long overdue' says Edge – 3FM

New laws which would force private landlords to meet a minimum standard for their properties are ‘long overdue’, according to one politician.

Julie Edge, who has responsibility for housing in the Department of Infrastructure (DoI), says the Landlords Registration Bill will regulate the Island’s rental market by ensuring that private housing is ‘fit for purpose’.

‘Everybody deserves to live in quality property if they’re paying for it’ she said.

‘It needs to be water tight, it needs to have adequate electricity, heating, running water and I’m sure most of our landlords are good landlords.’

Last week, the DoI launched a public consultation seeking the public’s input to the drafted bill.

The proposals involve the creation of a compulsory private landlords register as well as a rent deposit protection scheme.

Ms Edge hopes the bill will receive the backing of Tynwald and come into effect by the end of this year.

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